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Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

1611 KJV < < Chapter 8 > > Modern

8:1 Striue not with a mighty man, lest thou fall into his hands.

  

8:1 Strive not with a mighty man' lest thou fall into his hands.

8:2 Bee not at variance with a rich man, lest he ouerweigh thee: for gold hath destroyed many, and peruerted the hearts of kings.

8:2 Be not at variance with a rich man, lest he overweigh thee: for gold hath destroyed many, and perverted the hearts of kings.

8:3 Striue not with a man that is full of tongue, and heape not wood vpon his fire.

8:3 Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.

8:4 Iest not with a rude man, lest thy ancestours be disgraced.

8:4 Jest not with a rude man, lest thy ancestors be disgraced.

8:5 Reproch not a man that turneth from sinne, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment.

8:5 Reproach not a man that turneth from sin, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment.

8:6 Dishonour not a man in his old age: for euen some of vs waxe old.

8:6 Dishonour not a man in his old age: for even some of us wax old.

8:7 Reioice not ouer thy greatest enemie being dead, but remember that we die all.

8:7 Rejoice not over thy greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we die all.

8:8 [Despise not the discourse] of the wise, but acquaint thy selfe with their prouerbs; for of them thou shalt learne instruction, & how to serue great men with ease.

8:8 Despise not the discourse of the wise, but acquaint thyself with their proverbs: for of them thou shalt learn instruction, and how to serve great men with ease.

8:9 Misse not the discourse of the Elders: for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learne vnderstanding, and to giue answere as need requireth.

8:9 Miss not the discourse of the elders: for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learn understanding, and to give answer as need requireth.

8:10 Kindle not the coales of a sinner, lest thou be burnt with the flame of his fire.

8:10 Kindle not the coals of a sinner, lest thou be burnt with the flame of his fire.

8:11 Rise not vp (in anger) at the presence of an iniurious person, least he lie in waite to entrap thee in thy words.

8:11 Rise not up [in anger] at the presence of an injurious person, lest he lie in wait to entrap thee in thy words

8:12 Lend not vnto him that is mightier then thy selfe; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.

8:12 Lend not unto him that is mightier than thyself; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.

8:13 Be not surety aboue thy power: for if thou be surety, take care to pay it.

8:13 Be not surety above thy power: for if thou be surety, take care to pay it.

8:14 Goe not to law with a iudge, for they will iudge for him according to his honour.

8:14 Go not to law with a judge; for they will judge for him according to his honour.

8:15 Trauaile not by the way with a bold fellow, least he become grieuous vnto thee: for he will doe according to his owne will, and thou shalt perish with him through his folly.

8:15 Travel not by the way with a bold fellow, lest he become grievous unto thee: for he will do according to his own will, and thou shalt perish with him through his folly.

8:16 Striue not with an angry man, and goe not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no helpe, he will ouerthrow thee.

8:16 Strive not with an angry man, and go not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow thee.

8:17 Consult not with a foole; for he cannot keepe counsell.

8:17 Consult not with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.

8:18 Doe no secret thing before a stranger, for thou knowest not what he will bring forth.

8:18 Do no secret thing before a stranger; for thou knowest not what he will bring forth.

8:19 Open not thine heart to euery man, least he requite thee with a shrewd turne.

8:19 Open not thine heart to every man, lest he requite thee with a shrewd turn.


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